My dad had his treatment a week ago for prostate cancer. They implanted 104 radioactive seeds into his prostate. Now we wait and hope it works. He’s doing ok. Tired, in pain, worried.
“Brachytherapy, or prostate seed implantation, is a type of radiation therapy in which radioactive metallic seeds — smaller than a grain of rice — are permanently placed inside the prostate gland.
This therapy delivers a high dose of radiation directly to the prostate gland and sometimes to the seminal vesicles.
The seeds give off their radiation slowly over several months and, within one year, their radiation completely decays. The seeds can remain safely in place for the rest of a man’s life.”